The other white meat?
We’ve all heard it but have you experimented with pork?
For as long as I can remember, my mom prepared pork tenderloin and shredded cabbage.
I’d almost go as far as to say it was one of her signature meals.
As a meal, it was both simple and delicious.
Therefore, I named this recipe, simple and delicious pork tenderloin with shredded cabbage.
What you won’t find in this meal are hard-to-find ingredients.
However, you will now discover a meat meal that is super easy to create and offers a boatload of flavor.
Naturally, as with all of my recipes, you can tweak them and make them your own.
Perhaps you want more salt, pepper, or other seasonings, just add them.
For those who prefer a cabbage mix, use it!
Fry this in a frying pan or use an Instant Pot, I’ve provided directions to each!
In fact, you can add extra veggies in and really make my mom’s pork tenderloin and shredded cabbage our own signature meal.
Pork Tenderloin and Shredded Cabbage
As you might have read, I am a total fan of pork tenderloin.
In fact, I prepare pork tenderloin in some fashion at least once per week for my family.
Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin is a great tasting pork meal that is great for parties but can be made in smaller batches for fewer people.
Do you love cooking with an Instant Pot?
City chicken is the recipe that your family will swoon over, each time you serve it and it’s a great comfort food source!
Cabbabe Green and Red – Pork Tenderloin and Shredded Cabbage
Honestly, you can use green cabbage or red cabbage.
Or of course, you could use both together.
The key to cabbage is shredding it small enough that it cooks evenly, stirring and salting it enough to taste.
Also, if I might add, letting it get cooked a bit more on the bottom of the pot gives it a killer awesome flavor.
Cabbage starts crunchy and ends cooked so well, almost carmelized, so totally yummy.
Onions & Pork Tenderloin and Shredded Cabbage
One thing my mom always does that pulls the deepest flavor of the cabbage out is fries up those onions.
She’s not cheap with them, and she doesn’t overdo it, she strikes a balance right in the middle.
Really, when I wrote the recipe out, it’s more of a ‘bunch of this’ and a ‘ bit of that’ if we are being totally transparent.
However, for the sake of this recipe, I tried to scale it as close to what she uses when I watch her time after time prepares this meal.
Grab The Recipe
- 1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into thin medallions
- 5Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- A medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 head green cabbage, rinsed, and then thinly sliced (shredded)
- (if using an Instant Pot you will need 1/4 water, but this is not for the frying pan method)
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Grab a large frying pan.
Place it on medium heat and put 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in the frying pan.
Add in the pork and salt and paper.
You'll cook the pork on one side, and then flip it to the other.
Each side will be about 4-5 minutes and you want each side to be golden in color. (8 - 10minutes)
Once this happens, remove from heat and set the pork aside.
(If using an Instant Pot, place the oil in, add the meat, press saute, and follow the same procedure as listed above for the pork preparation.)
Using the same pan, add the other 3 remaining tablespoons of Olive Oil into the pan (or into the Instant Pt liner whichever you are using)
Now, place the onion in and then the cabbage.
I suggest more salt and pepper atop this mixture
You will now cook this mixture and stir it on medium heat (or in Instant Pot on Saute) until the veggies become what I will term 'glossy' or a tad softer. (about 15-20 minutes).
Once the veggies are softer, it's time to add the pork back into the skillet (or the Instant Pot)
For the skillet, you will cook about 5-7 more minutes on medium heat.
Remove from pan and serve.
In the Instant Pot, add 1/4 c of water, turn off the saute, place the lid on. Seal, program high pressure, soup for 5 minutes and then allow the pressure to release naturally. Serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 8gSugar: 13gProtein: 45g
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